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City Announces Dates For Annual Tree Recycling Program

The program will begin on Monday, January 5th and run through Saturday, January 17th.

12/15/2014

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City Council Looks At Whether Philadelphia Should Have Citywide Food Composting

Calling the hearing was 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, a composting proponent. She says,
“Food waste doesn’t belong in the trash. It belongs in the compost bin.”

11/16/2014

(President of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Daniel McElhatton speaks outside City Hall.  Behind him is an "energy guzzling refrigerator" character provided by Peco.  Photo  by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Marks ‘Recycling Day’ With Thanks, and Reminders

Streets commissioner David Perri says 2013 was a record-setting year for our city, which was among the first to institute a recycling program.

11/13/2014

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Philadelphia Streets Department Begins Annual Fall Leaf Collection Program

‘Tis the season….to be raking leaves. And in Philadelphia, the Streets Department has brought back curbside, mechanical leaf collection in certain neighborhoods.

11/12/2014

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Philadelphia Leaf Collection Program Returns, With Some Changes

From Monday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Dec. 19, the Streets Department will be offering leaf recycling to help residents dispose of foliage, but officials say there are some changes to note.

11/05/2014

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Reusing Plastic, It’s Fantastic

Discover ways to reuse plastic items around your home that may also save you money and teach your children how to be resourceful.

09/29/2014

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Tuesday Trash & Recycling Pick-Up Suspended In Philadelphia Because Of Snow

Tuesday trash and recycling collections have been suspended.

02/17/2014

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Camden County Holding ‘E-waste’ Collection Day This Saturday

Camden County officials are letting residents know that “e-waste” can no longer be put out curbside for pickup on trash collection day.

02/11/2014

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Music From Trash

In a poor South American community, children who play instruments made from trash in the local landfill are playing in international concerts, instead of in the streets.

01/29/2014

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Christmas “Treecycling” Offered This Weekend

It’s where you take your old Christmas tree and reduce it to woodchips for use in local parks

01/02/2014

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Farm Visit Teaches Young Students Real Life Lessons

Elementary school students visiting a farm near Washington, DC saw greater value in the lessons they’d learned in the classroom.

12/31/2013

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Philadelphia’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program Begins Jan. 6

Philadelphia residents can start dropping off their Christmas trees for recycling on Monday, January 6th.

12/30/2013

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NJ Residents Reminded To Recycle Old Electronic Devices

With the holidays comes the gifting of new gadgets to replace old or outdated models, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEPT) is reiterating that certain devices must be taken to designated recycling points as mandated by law.

12/30/2013

(Cornell Rhodes has been a shucker at the Oyster House for 17 years.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Center City Restaurant Sends Its Oyster Shells Back To Nature

Instead of throwing the shells in the trash, they are placed in bins and picked up by a nonprofit, New Jersey-based environmental group, the BaySave Foundation.

12/20/2013

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Philadelphia’s Snow-fighting Efforts Remain In Full Gear

The Philadelphia Streets Department says that it is continuing its snow-fighting efforts into the afternoon.

12/10/2013

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